To start things off, I’m joyful that Katrina of Callapidder Days won The Minivan Years book giveaway! If you check back later this week, I’ll have another book giveaway.  (This was so hard – so many people I liked entered, and I couldn’t rig it!)

To fill your giveaway needs until then, check out Jo’s fruit roll up giveaway!  I’ve also got information about the Room a Day Giveaway over at Spotlight Reviews – that’s a lot of money they’re giving away!

Sometimes joys are big, and sometimes they are little. No matter what, if it makes me smile so hard that my face hurts, it’s a Good Thing!

Biggest Joy – my evil headache/migraine has lessened enough that I can think coherently. Woot! They fussed with my meds a bit, and other than feeling logey for a day, it seems to have no side-effects. (knock wood)

Another Big joy – I got paid for a book review!!! I’ve been published a couple places, I’ve been quoted several places, but only received honorariums for book reviews – never real money. Woo-hoo! (before I agreed, I made sure that I could write a negative review, but Flight turned out to be a good listen)

More book-geek joys – I got a numbered galley of an upcoming book from a Big Name publisher. Then I was contacted by a publicist for a NYT bestselling author with an offer to read and review an Advance Reader Copy of his new release.  Heady stuff!

Plus, I got lovely warm fuzzies about my book reviews. “You’re an excellent reviewer: comprehensive, insightful, thorough, and crisp writing that’s a pleasure to read.” Woot!

To top it all off, I got a lovely award from SMS Book Reviews!

My cheeks are hurting from the grinning. I highly recommend days like these!  They could become addicting.

Now it’s back to the grindstone – dinner to serve, books to read, more book reviews to publish (currently working on 3), and a Winter Reading List to update!

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      About Me: I'm a Mom living a busy life with 3 girls (11, 9, 6) who have just started school for the first time, Celiac Disease, , Chronic Lyme Disease which acts like Fibromyalgia, job-hunting, 1 cat, 1 puppy in exile, and a lot of books as we stay with family in New England. We eat great, homecooked, allergy safe food due to our food allergies & sensitivities.

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